After the Pandemic – The State & Future of Canada – A 2-Day National Conference

Date: Friday, Oct.23 2020 - Saturday, Oct.24 2020

A Two-Day National Conference (Virtual) from the Institute for 21st Century Questions (21CQ) and Global Brief Magazine

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DAY 1 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

9am-9.10am EST
Introduction & Welcome – Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions; Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine

9.15am – 10.30am
The Economy Post-Pandemic:
Fred Lazar (Professor of Economics, Schulich School of Business, York University)
Rebekah Young (Director, Provincial and Fiscal Economics, Scotiabank)
Rob Gillezeau (Professor of Economics, University of Victoria)
Richard Saillant (Economist and Former Director, Donald Savoie Institute, New Brunswick)

10.40am – 11.50am
Public Health in Canada Post-Covid:
Paul Perlon (President, Emergency Physician Group, Mackenzie Health Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ontario) 
Martha Fulford (Professor, McMaster University Department of Medicine)
Pierre-Gerlier Forest (Director, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary)

Noon – 1.15pm
Canada’s International Position:
Jocelyn Coulon (Montréal-based Writer and Former Senior Adviser, Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Michael Byers (Professor, University of British Columbia)
Anessa Kimball (Directrice, Centre sur la sécurité internationale, École supérieure des études internationales, Université Laval)
Zachary Paikin (Senior Editor, Global Brief)
Anvesh Jain (Calgary-based Writer and Student, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

1.25pm – 2.40pm
Indigenous Relations in Canada:
Rosemarie Kuptana (Writer and Speaker, Arctic Rose Foundation)
Douglas Sanderson (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
Ken Coates (Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan)

2.50pm-3.05pm
Canada’s Arctic Position:
Mike Aumond (Former Cabinet Secretary, Government of the Northwest Territories)
Whitney Lackenbauer (Professor, Trent University)
Gabrielle Slowey (Director, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University)
Benjamin Ryan (Chief Commercial Officer, Air North – Yukon)

3.15pm-4.30pm
Canadian Science and Technology Post-Pandemic:
Maurice Bitran (Former CEO, Ontario Science Centre)
Julia Baum (Professor of Biology and Principal Investigator, The Baum Lab, University of Victoria)
Mamdouh Shoukri (Past President and Vice Chancellor, York University; Professor Emeritus of Engineering, McMaster University)
Rick Smith (Executive Director, Broadbent Institute)
Mehrdad Hariri (CEO, Canadian Science Policy Centre)

DAY 2 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
9am-9.05am – Introduction to Day 2 – Irvin Studin, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions; Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Global Brief Magazine

9.05am-10.20am EST
Canada’s Population and Immigration/Migration/Demography Post-Pandemic:
Leigh Salsberg (Immigration and Refugee Lawyer & Co-Counsel, Supreme Court Constitutional Challenge to Safe Third Country Agreement)
Michael Barutciski (Professor, Glendon College; Montréal-based Associate Editor, Global Brief)
Kareem El-Assal (Director, Policy and Digital Strategy, @CanadaVisa)
Lisa Lalande (Executive Director, The Century Initiative)

10.30am-11.45am
Canada’s Regions and National Unity Post-Pandemic:
Jackson Doughart (Editor-in-Chief, Brunswick News Inc., Saint John)
Patrice Ryan (President, Ryan Affaires publiques, Montréal)
James Moore (Former Minister of Canadian Heritage and Past Chancellor, University of Northern British Columbia)
Robert Ghiz (Former Premier, Prince Edward Island)

11.55am-1.10pm
The State of Majority/Minority Relations in Canada:
Peter Biro (Founder, Section 1)
Obiora Okafor (Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School)
Steven Wang (Canadian Rhodes Scholar, Harvard Law Student & Editor-in-Chief, Harvard International Law Journal)
Stéphanie Chouinard (Professor, Royal Military College)

1.20pm-2.35pm
Canada’s Cities Post-Pandemic:
Guillaume Lavoie (Former City Councillor, Montréal; Lecturer, École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP))
Arielle Kayabaga (Councillor, City of London)
David West (Councillor, Richmond Hill)
Adam Giambrone (Former Chair, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC); General Manager, Saudi Public Transportation Company)

2.45pm-4pm
Canada’s Cultural, Media and Information Space Post-Pandemic:
Brian Myles (Director, Le Devoir)
Gerry Flahive (Former Producer, National Film Board)
Jonathan Kay (Editor, Quilette; Former Editor-in-Chief, The Walrus)
Omayra Issa (Reporter, CBC Saskatchewan)

4.10pm-5.25pm
The State of Education in Canada Post-Pandemic:
Kirby Mitchell (Teacher, Peel Region)
Denise Amyot (President & CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada)
Stephen Hurley (Founder, voiceEd Radio)
Charles Ungerleider (Former Deputy Minister of Education, British Columbia)
Jarrett Laughlin (Founder & CEO, Sprig Learning, Ottawa)

5.30pm-6.30pm
Canada’s Possible Futures:
Donna E. Young (Founding Dean, Faculty of Law, Ryerson University)
Marco Navarro-Génie (President, Haultain Research Institute, Calgary)
Andrea Charron (Director, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, University of Manitoba)
Wilfrid Greaves (Assistant Professor, International Relations, University of Victoria)
Pierre Pettigrew (Executive Adviser, International, Deloitte; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada)

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